Hash vs Solvent Extract
December 8, 2011 § 2 Comments
The argument that arises between hash lovers and solvent extract devotees (we will say ‘concentrate’ from here on out) is often, in my mind, m00t.
2 weeks ago oil-heads of the PNW descended upon Subcool’s School of Dank, torch and Ti in hand. The clash was inevitable. If you are unfamiliar with Subcool and the TGA crew, they have long produced high-grade ‘clear dome‘ and been proponents of hashish. Subcool uses hash almost exclusively.
Although never rising above a the mild hum of stoned conviction, the debate, Hash vs. Concentrate was an hourly topic during the breaks. While this has never been much of problem for me (I use as much of both as I can find!) it seemed a point of contention for some attendees-arguments of taste, health, and quality abounded.
And while there are valid concerns around the number of amateur concentrates being released on to the market, The value I put in properly purged and refined concentrates is a quality to availability ratio you just can’t find in Washington produced hash.
For instance, if you desired a regular supply of high-quality (let’s say upper 10%-20%) cannabis extract product, from a processor with 5+ years of experience, and a very competitive donation rate when considering cannabinoids per dollar. Unless you are surrounded by long-time cannabis gurus and career growers…concentrates are your best option. They are available, affordable, and absurdly potent. The quality of concentrates in Washington has risen exponentially in the last couple years, available to collect and connoisseur just like some do with cannabis.
The only time I’ve been able to come across hash that I believe is the quality equivalent to concentrates I ingest, they were securely nestled away in a grower’s head stash, and usually under 28 grams. Don’t mistake my message, I would love to have a gram of Washington’s states best hash to go side by side each gram of cherry-picked concentrate I have, but that just isn’t going to happen.
The way it breaks down to me, solvent extracts are the people’s hash. An artisan product, by standard-setting producers, and enough to go around.
Thanks for sitting in, Space_Cake